25 most interesting people in CFB

Chuckie Keeton

Beginning on Aug. 3, we're counting down the days until the college football season starts with a look at the 25 most interesting people in the sport.

Chuckie Keeton, Utah State QB
After missing the second half of last season with a knee injury, Keeton is ready to make a big move this season and has been preparing by juking everyone from defenders to teammates to random people at the mall.

Patrick Amara, Pitt safety
Amara didn't grow up with much stability but persevered to earn a scholarship and a potential starting spot on Pitt's defense.

Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech coach
These are dark times by Virginia Tech's lofty standards, but Frank Beamer has never been happier. Beamer doesn't see a program in the final stages of a doomed dynasty, despite the program's recent struggles.

Craig Bohl, Wyoming coach
Bohl might have always been destined for Wyoming. And now that he's finally there after 11 seasons leading North Dakota State, it's hard to think of the old-school, pickup-driving coach anywhere else.

Leonard Fournette, LSU running back
LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette arrived on campus with a ton of hype -- along with some Adrian Peterson comparisons -- and he's ready to live up to all the lofty expectations.

Everett Golson, Notre Dame quarterback
After Everett Golson was banned from Notre Dame last May, he vowed he would return. The road back took him to Chicago and California, but he eventually accomplished his mission.

Bryan Harsin, Boise State coach
After being gone for three years, Harsin learned there is no place like home. Now the former Broncos QB and offensive coordinator returns as the new head coach more confident than ever in the Boise State way.

Trevor Knight, Oklahoma quarterback
Oklahoma's playoff hopes are riding on Knight, who lost his starting job early last season and has started and finished just three games in his career. But can he prove he's more than a one-hit wonder after a stellar Sugar Bowl against Alabama?

Marcus Mariota, Oregon quarterback
Amid Heisman hype, athletic departments are supporting elite players like Oregon QB Marcus Mariota as together they learn the art of the stiff-arm.

Derek Mason, Vanderbilt coach
Mason arrives at Vanderbilt with the stated goal of turning the Commodores into SEC and national title contenders. It sounds unrealistic, but everything about Mason's career climb has been about beating the odds.

Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss defensive tackle
After dealing with massive hype and an up-and-down season after arriving at Ole Miss as the nation's No. 1 recruit, Nkemdiche is ready for a big year.

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